Are Apple’s recent actions a sign of their decline?

Apple has recent­ly made a num­ber of rever­sals. The iPhone price change. The iTunes Plus (DRM-free) price drop. The iPhone SDK announce­ment (after strong­ly imply­ing that there would not be third-par­ty apps on the iPhone).

So, answer me this. Are these deci­sions indica­tive of a com­pa­ny that is react­ing swift­ly to mar­ket changes, or signs that the com­pa­ny is no longer able to fore­cast the mar­ket as well as they were once able? Are they nim­ble, or stum­bling?

What do you think?

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Danny

My name is Danny, and I grew up living overseas, but have settled in Kansas, where it turns out some of my family started, back when. I am helping to raise my own family, and hoping to be proud of what I've done when it's all over.